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Quarrlyland Men's Chorus

Position: 

Artistic Director

Job Location: 

Bloomington, IN
USA

Closing Date: 
02/17/2018
Type of Position: 

.375 FTE (15 hours/week)

Salary and Benefits: 

Stipend Range: $9,000 - $12,000 

Description of Position Duties: 

The ADs responsibilities are varied and include the following, always in the service of supporting the mission of the QMC: audition and select new members; teach and develop musical skills among performing members whose musical knowledge and experience encompasses a broad range; conduct rehearsals; design, plan, coordinate, select, and order music for biannual concerts; supervise the music library and follow legal copyright guidelines;  collaborate with and supervise accompanist and other musicians involved in chorus performances; attend board meetings as a non-voting, ex officio member; prepare annual budget related to the performance dimension of the organization; participate in regular professional development; maintain a supportive and educational framework that enhances the QMC community.  The successful candidate must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.  

Description of Position Qualifications: 

Basic Qualifications
BA or Advanced Degree in Music with an emphasis in choral conducting or equivalent conducting experience (minimum 5-6 years); experience and knowledge working with mens voices; interest in and commitment to embracing the mission of the Chorus; strong leadership skills; ability to work with a diverse group of volunteers and personalities; strong communication skills, both written and oral; competent computer skills including e-mail, word processing, database, internet, and intranet.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience programming performance oriented toward social justice, specifically LGBTQ+ issues; experience with musical notation software, graphic design, or other related technical skills; strong keyboard skills. 

Information Required to Apply: 

rospective candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and any other relevant materials directly to the chair of the Search Committee via e-mail (Jacob Wooden, jacob.r.wooden@gmail.com), with the subject line Quarryland Mens Chorus - Artistic Director Application.  Any additional questions can be directed to the chair of the Search Committee at the e-mail above, or to the President of the Board, Rob Ping, at president@quarryland.org

Quarryland Mens Chorus does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. 

Other Information: 

Position start date: July 1, 2018

The Quarryland Mens Chorus (QMC) is an established, respected partner in the regions art scene. The QMC provides a positive performance-based community for gay and bisexual men and their allies in South Central Indiana, fostering talent, fellowship, pride, and understanding through excellence in vocal music.  The successful candidate will conduct the QMC, working within the artistic vision that supports the musical, social, and educational mission, values, and purposes of the organization.

Position Summary
The chorus rehearses weekly throughout the year, typically with a six to eight week hiatus during the summer.  It offers two concerts each year, participates in community events related to its mission, and performs for special occasions in an ad hoc manner.  With the exception of a set rehearsal time, hours are flexible and average approximately fifteen per week.  The QMC travels quadrennially to the international GALA Choral Festival.  During those years, additional responsibilities associated with festival preparation are expected. 

Submit Information to: 

Chair of the Search Committee via e-mail (Jacob Wooden, jacob.r.wooden@gmail.com), with the subject line Quarryland Mens Chorus - Artistic Director Application.